Country: Turkey

Number of People Groups

85

People Groups Unreached

57 (67.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

85,225,000

Population in Unreached

84,567,000 (99.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

0.55%

% Evangelical

0.03%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

1.2%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Abaza 13,000 73,000 Abaza Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 1
 Abkhaz 166,000 306,000 Abkhaz Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Adyghe 357,000 717,000 Adyghe Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
 Afghani, general 184,000 918,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Alawite 561,000 2,287,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.03 % 0.01 % 11
 Albanian 2,900 5,072,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 30.00 % 0.55 % -
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 11,000 36,199,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Americans, U.S. 13,000 195,885,000 English Christianity 77.00 % 29.00 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 34,000 74,470,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 4.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 322,000 19,240,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 6
 Arab, Jordanian 24,000 4,909,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 13,000 6,384,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Libyan 24,000 2,735,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Moroccan 21,000 29,514,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, North Iraqi 587,000 11,192,000 Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 12
 Arab, Northern Yemeni 18,000 14,986,000 Arabic, Sanaani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Palestinian 28,000 11,294,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Arab, Sudanese 9,500 18,313,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Syrian 105,000 19,337,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.40 % 2
 Arab, Tunisian 6,000 11,839,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Armenian 69,000 5,946,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 % -
 Assyrian 28,000 949,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 2.91 % -
 Austrian, Bavarian 20,000 14,403,000 Bavarian Christianity 65.00 % 0.40 % -
 Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk 69,000 17,860,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bosniak 114,000 3,125,000 Bosnian Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 2
 British 16,000 53,765,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bulgarian 15,000 6,854,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Chechen 113,000 1,719,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Deaf 427,000 49,091,000 Turkish Sign Language Islam 0.21 % 9
 Dutch 7,700 13,785,000 Dutch Non-Religious 48.00 % 4.20 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 4,000 39,978,000 Tagalog Christianity 96.00 % 15.00 % -
 French 4,300 50,328,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 % -
 Gagauz 5,300 152,000 Gagauz Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Gajal, Gadzhal 18,000 18,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Georgian 19,000 3,164,000 Georgian Christianity 55.00 % 0.50 % -
 German 103,000 66,222,000 German, Standard Christianity 65.00 % 2.10 % -
 Greek 13,000 10,511,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 20,000 925,767,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 6.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hemshin 23,000 26,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Herki 43,000 112,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.30 % 0.00 % 1
 Hertevin 1,300 1,300 Hertevin Christianity 100.00 % 0.00 % -
 Hungarian 800 12,013,000 Hungarian Christianity 89.00 % 2.80 % -
 Italian 1,900 37,757,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 % -
 Jew, Spanish 13,000 60,000 Turkish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Turkish 1,500 50,000 Turkish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kabardian 1,196,000 2,033,000 Kabardian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 24
 Karachay 21,000 251,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karakalpak 84,000 913,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Kazakh, Qazaqi 39,000 17,864,000 Kazakh Islam 0.10 % 0.03 % 1
 Kumyk 1,600 512,000 Kumyk Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 9,200,000 16,404,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 184
 Kurd, Turkish-speaking 6,376,000 6,376,000 Turkish Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 128
 Kyrgyz 27,000 5,840,000 Kyrgyz Islam 5.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Laz, Lazuri 105,000 107,000 Laz Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 2
 Lezgin 3,400 830,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Macedonian 46,000 1,959,000 Macedonian Christianity 65.00 % 0.20 % -
 Moldovans 7,500 3,205,000 Romanian Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
 Ossette 42,000 588,000 Ossetic Islam 6.00 % 0.30 % -
 Persian 129,000 43,567,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 3
 Pomak 394,000 493,000 Bulgarian Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 8
 Pontic Greek 5,100 388,000 Pontic Islam 5.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romani, Balkan 74,000 1,164,000 Romani, Balkan Islam 4.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Romani, Domari 35,000 3,743,000 Domari Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Romanian 10,000 21,453,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 67,000 134,115,000 Russian Christianity 68.00 % 1.20 % -
 Serb 9,800 8,614,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 Shikaki 26,000 57,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Somali 28,000 25,554,000 Somali Islam 0.40 % 0.30 % 1
 Spaniard 1,200 29,748,000 Spanish Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 % -
 Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 74,000 179,000 Turoyo Christianity 88.00 % 0.90 % -
 Tajik 8,000 10,439,000 Tajik Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tatar 29,000 6,377,000 Tatar Islam 0.50 % 0.00 % 1
 Tatar, Crimean 112,000 589,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.05 % 0.01 % 2
 Turk 61,142,000 66,709,000 Turkish Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 1,223
 Turk, Meskhetian 23,000 306,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen 124,000 8,551,000 Turkmen Islam 1.50 % 0.00 % 2
 Ukrainian 23,000 34,779,000 Ukrainian Christianity 76.00 % 4.00 % -
 Urdu 25,000 2,123,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uyghur 25,000 12,311,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uzbek, Southern 71,000 4,748,000 Uzbek, Southern Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Wolof 2,700 6,450,000 Wolof Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yazidi 2,800 782,000 Kurdish, Northern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yoruk 470,000 475,000 Balkan Gagauz Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
 Zaza-Alevi 208,000 263,000 Zazaki, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Zaza-Dimli 1,309,000 1,309,000 Zazaki, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 26
  Totals:  85 85,225,000         57 0.55 % 0.03 % 1,709 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 116,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 85,341,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Adana 2,190,000
Adiyaman 605,000
Afyon 714,000
Agri 555,000
Aksaray 326,000
Amasya 326,000
Ankara 5,206,000
Antalya 5,206,000
Ardahan 102,000
Artvin 172,000
Aydin 1,053,000
Balikesir 1,202,000
Bartın 191,000
Batman 564,000
Bayburt 82,000
Bilecik 212,000
Bingol 269,000
Bitlis 342,000
Bolu 288,000
Burdur 260,000
Bursa 2,818,000
Canakkale 518,000
Cankiri 186,000
Corum 533,000
Denizli 990,000
Diyarbakir 1,653,000
Duzce 360,000
Edirne 404,000
Elazıg 575,000
Erzincan 226,000
Erzurum 771,000
Eskisehir 821,000
Gaziantep 1,910,000
Giresun 435,000
Gumushane 148,000
Hakkari 279,000
Hatay 1,537,000
Igdır 194,000
Isparta 424,000
Istanbul 14,534,000
Izmir 4,158,000
K. Maras 1,101,000
Karabuk 234,000
Karaman 243,000
Kars 299,000
Kastamonu 373,000
Kayseri 1,336,000
Kilis 130,000
Kinkkale 284,000
Kirklareli 348,000
Kirsehir 225,000
Kocaeli 1,742,000
Konya 2,132,000
Kutahya 578,000
Malatya 778,000
Manisa 1,383,000
Mardin 798,000
Mersin 1,746,000
Mugla 905,000
Mus 415,000
Nevsehir 289,000
Nigde 348,000
Ordu 732,000
Osmaniye 513,000
Rize 334,000
Sakarya 943,000
Samsun 1,284,000
Sanliurfa 1,866,000
Siirt 321,000
Sinop 207,000
Sirnak 494,000
Sivas 630,000
Tekirdag 917,000
Tokat 605,000
Trabzon 775,000
Tunceli 88,000
Usak 353,000
Van 1,098,000
Yalova 229,000
Yozgat 438,000
Zinguldak 606,000
Provinces:  81 81,459,000
UN Country Population 85,341,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Abaza abq 1 1 Bible Portions
Abkhaz abk 1 1 New Testament
Adyghe ady 1 1 New Testament
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Algerian Spoken arq 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Libyan Spoken ayl 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 3 3 Bible Portions
Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken ayp 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Sanaani Spoken ayn 1 1 Translation Needed
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 2 2 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Tunisian Spoken aeb 1 1 New Testament
Armenian, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Azerbaijani, South azb 1 1 Complete Bible
Balkan Gagauz Turkish bgx 1 1 Unspecified
Bavarian bar 1 0 Complete Bible
Bosnian bos 1 1 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 2 1 Complete Bible
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Crimean Tatar crh 1 1 Complete Bible
Dari prs 1 1 Complete Bible
Domari rmt 1 1 Bible Portions
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Gagauz gag 1 0 New Testament
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hertevin hrt 1 0 Unspecified
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Kabardian kbd 1 1 New Testament
Karachay-Balkar krc 1 1 New Testament
Karakalpak kaa 1 1 Complete Bible
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Kumyk kum 1 1 New Testament
Kurdish, Northern kmr 4 4 Complete Bible
Kyrgyz kir 1 1 Complete Bible
Laz lzz 1 1 Bible Portions
Lezgi lez 1 1 New Testament
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete Bible
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Pontic pnt 1 1 Translation Needed
Romani, Balkan rmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tajik tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 7 7 Complete Bible
Turkish Sign Language tsm 1 1 Translation Started
Turkmen tuk 1 1 Complete Bible
Turoyo tru 1 0 New Testament
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Uyghur uig 1 1 Complete Bible
Uzbek, Southern uzs 1 1 Bible Portions
Wolof wol 1 1 New Testament
Zazaki, Northern kiu 1 1 Bible Portions
Zazaki, Southern diq 1 1 Bible Portions
Totals: 70 85 57   35 53 60 62 43
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Turkey Statistics
People Groups 85
Unreached People Groups 57  (67.1%)
Population 85,225,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.0%
Population in Unreached 84,567,000  (99.2%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.6%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1,709
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 75%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code TU
Official Language(s) Turkish
Literacy Rate 96%
Estimated Illiterate Population 3,409,000
Persecution Ranking 42 (1=Highest) Open Doors


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